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against women in science. behind the headlines: bpa, a chemical used in plastic that's everywhere and raising health concerns. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, tweeting firestorm. gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan generated controversy this week when he stopped off from his campaign to buy hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. the avid hunter said his daughter is ready to go hunting for the first time. he bought her a rifle for christmas last year. ryan fans banded together on twitter to show their second amendment support by posting pictures of their daughters shooting all types of guns, ranging from pistols to semi-automatic weapons. the informal girls with guns campaign had hundreds of fans posting stories and pictures to twitter and other social networking sites. but not everyone is all smiles. some parents voiced concern about putting guns in the hands of children. >> so congresswoman, norton, will this help lower the coveted women wrote to the romney/ryan ticket. >>
around pay equity, it shows us once again how the republican party fails to address the issues that are specifically important. >> that was not true. romney talked about -- let me finish. when he was governor. women came to him -- >> that's not true. >> can i talk? women wanted time, they wanted flexible work schedules. they shared jobs where they can go home. you know what he said in that debate, it's important for women to be home with their kids and job share. it's not about lily ledbetter. >> what's going to sway those undecided votersci in swing stas >> continuing discussion about swing jobs. >> let us know what you think. please follow me on twitter @bonnieerbe. from women voters to gender equity across the pond. >> the european parliament has rejected luxembourg's top central banker for a job at the european central bank, an unprecedented move taken to protest the lack of women within the organization's leadership. parliament members want european union leaders to recruit more women candidates. there are no women in any of the top leadership posts at the bank. the parlia
the constitutionality of using race as a factor in admissions decisions. fisher argues the university's race-conscious policy violated her civil and constitutional rights. in 2003 the supreme court endorsed the use of ra as a factor in freshmen admissions. so, representative edwards, is affirmative action still necessary? >> absolutely, i think the commitment of the american dream actually rests with affirmative action, it requires it, i hope the supreme court does the right thing. >> i think that we're looking at different neutral different alternatives in talking about these issues on affirmative action. >> yeah, i agree. unfortunately until we start making serious changes in education system and i think it's necessary, affirmative action is necessary for inclusion and for diverse environment in the university system. >> i think 'farmtive action has become a crutch that we aren't revisiting education and how we're failing so many of our kids. until we do that maybe we do need it but i think we have failed our kids by not improving education. >> there was a very interesting article in "the
agenda. regardless, he added he would defund planned parenthood and prevent use of federal funds for abortions. he continues to call himself a "pro-life candidate." meanwhile, romney shows growing support among women in the latest polls, following his strong debate performance, almost closing the gender gap. so congresswoman norton, will a more moderate mitt appeal to women voters? >> bonnie, not unless women develop political amnesia and forget the mitt of the tea party republican debates. >> as long as mitt romney is unequivocal about his economic plan and makes a clear contrast between obama's failed policies and how they have hurt women and children, his plan will be that will help women and families, i think heal continue on this can be he'll continue on this up with yard trend with women. >women. >> he shouldn't be allowed on get away with this twice. he did this in the run-off to the governor of massachusetts. he moved strongly to the middle and women were convinced it was true, and then he went back to being the right wing mitt and now that's trying to convince us that he
in the third debate which is upon us. >> absolutely. >> for him to -- >> absolutely. >> turn it back around. >> i do agree with tar on this. three weeks ago lifetime in politics. it is. you are going to have senate races where women are going to be looking and todd aiken in missouri saying that a woman's body can shut et cetera down in unwanted rape and pregnancy. he was in bed with s of so to speak, todd aiken, they are looking at that and seeing this is the republican party and this is who romney and ryan are. >> i agree in the first debate, the president didn't show up. he needed to. the second time he was hungry. it showed that he wanted to speak to the issues that were important to women. issues around healthcare and the economy. these issues are bread and butter issues in america. i'm concerned who is in the polling strata. i asked african-american women did you get a call, is your vote registering in any of those poles? when we tease out those numbers, we will see a different polling as we get closer in the election. what they are working on now is getting out the vote wch is critica
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